For the average web surfer, the URL bar provides a magical portal to the interwebz where anything that can be thought of can be entered—revealing the treasures of the internet at the stroke of ‘enter’. For the rest of us, we know it gets much more complicated than that as we slip down the rabbit hole and into OSI, DNS, TLS, HTTPS, subdomains…
Recent studies show the next generation of advertising, focused on contextual intelligence, is poised to eclipse behavioral targeting. Contextual intelligence allows advertisers to combine the relevancy of contextual targeting with key first-party data to serve the right digital ad, to the right person, at a time/place which is relevant to the other information being consumed — maximizing the opportunity for engagement and memorability.
Positioned to be the future of Ad Tech, Contextual Targeting is making a strong comeback as global privacy laws become increasingly restrictive and tech giants shift browser technology to maximize user privacy.
Less than a decade ago, contextual was poised to dominate online advertising—delivering on the promise of providing relevant ad content to the consumer at exactly the right time. Over the past several years, the industry has taken a long and costly detour down the audience/behavioral path, only to hit what is increasingly looking like a dead-end due to regulatory, privacy, technical, and other issues. Now, the pendulum is rapidly swinging back to contextual.
With the digital advertising industry increasingly shaped by programmatic ad buying, brands are realizing the necessity – from a brand safety perspective – of ensuring that their ads steer clear of associations with objectionable content.
How a competitive business intelligence platform provider for online advertising licensed zvelo’s contextual categorization engine to yield data sets from web pages used or ads including language, categories, and more, to enrich their offering.
Advertisements are everywhere, from print publications to road-side billboards, and of course TV and on the Web. The intent of advertising is no different regardless of the medium. Advertisers are constantly feuding to win over consumer sentiment. On the Internet, ad-serving technologies have become so advanced that ads can now be targeted based on one’s individual web browsing history and behaviors, likes, shares, location, device type and other factors. From time to time, however, ad placements land severely out-of-context, and here is one such example of online advertising gone bad.